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Robin Hanson

If you want outsiders to believe you, then you don’t get to choose their rationality standard. The question is what should rational outsiders believe, given the evidence available to them, and their limited attention. Ask yourself carefully: if most contrarians are wrong, why should they believe your cause is different?

Robin Hanson, ‘Contrarian Excuses’, Overcoming Bias, November 15, 2009